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5th NICRA Annual Review Workshop


A two-day NICRA Annual Review Workshop was organized during 9-10 December, 2016 at NASC, New Delhi. The meeting was aimed at reviewing consolidated work progress of all the NICRA partner institutes and to discuss future work plan. Dr T Mohapatra, Secretary, DARE & DG, ICAR was the Chief Guest.  In his inaugural address, appreciating the outcomes of NICRA he emphasized the uniqueness of the project and to bring accountability in outputs. DG felt the need to make best use of state-of-the-art facilities established in the project and to get international presence of NICRA project by publishing research papers in high impact journals. Similarly, he advised to bring out policy briefs highlighting carbon neutral agriculture, system stability and sustainability indicators for each sector. He further suggested working towards a concrete plan of action for the next phase of NICRA with resilience indicators and ecosystem services rendered by Climate Resilient Technologies across NICRA villages in the country.

Dr Ch Srinivasa Rao, Director, CRIDA made a brief presentation highlighting NICRA outcomes, its contribution to National and International programmes and the way forward. This was followed by remarks from Dr K Alagusundaram, DDG (NRM) and Dr SM Virmani, Chairman, NICRA Expert Committee. Dr S Dr AK Singh, DDG (Agr. Extn), Dr S Jena, DDG (Fisheries),  Dr S Bhaskar, ADG (AAF&CC),  Dr SK Chaudhary, ADG (SWC) and other Expert Committee Members graced the occasion. Directors of ATARI, about 200 scientists from 40 ICAR institutes, KVKs, and farmer representatives participated in the two day deliberations. There were eight Thematic sessions viz., Natural Resource Management; Crop Improvement; Technology Demonstration; Horticultural Crops; Pests, Diseases & Pollinators; Fisheries; Livestock; Vulnerable Assessment, Socio-Economic Impacts and Farm Advisories; and Integrated Modeling Framework  chaired by respective DDGs and co-chaired by concerned ADGs.


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